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Chicago innovations in commodity investing event

The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) and CME Group Present

Innovations in Commodity Investing

The discussion will cover changing fundamentals for commodity investors such as backwardation and correlation; new ways to access commodity markets such as ETFs, swaps and futures and other emerging trends in the commodity markets.

Speakers include:

Hilary Till: Co-founder, Premia Capital Management, and Research Associate, EDHEC-Risk Institute

Hilary Till is a co-founder of Chicago-based Premia Capital Management, LLC, a proprietary trading and research firm, She is also a principal of Premia Risk Consultancy, Inc. In addition, Ms. Till is the co-editor of the Risk Books bestseller, Intelligent Commodity Investing, Before co-founding Premia Capital, Ms. Till was the Chief of Derivatives Strategies at Putnam Investments, and prior to this position was a quantitative analyst at Harvard Management Company. Ms. Till serves on the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a Research Associate at the EDHEC-Risk Institute, She also serves on the steering committees of the Chicago chapters of PRMIA and CAIA.

She has a B.A. with General Honors in Statistics from the University of Chicago and an M.Sc. degree in Statistics from the London School of Economics (LSE). Ms. Till studied at the LSE under a private fellowship administered by the Fulbright Commission.

John Gambla, First Trust Advisors, Sr. Portfolio Manager

Mr. Gambla, CFA, FRM, PRM, is a Senior Portfolio Manager and co-head of the Alternatives Investment Team at First Trust. Mr. Gambla has more than 20 years of investment experience, most recently as co-Chief Investment Officer at the Nuveen HydePark Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nuveen Investments. While at Nuveen HydePark Group LLC, Mr. Gambla co-directed investment activities including research, product development, trading, portfolio management, and performance attribution. Mr. Gambla also led the research systems and infrastructure development for Nuveen HydePark Group LLC and is recognized as the creator of the Benjamin Graham Intelligent Value Indices.

Jonathan D. Berland, Senior Managing Director, Gresham Investment Management, LLC

Jonathan D. Berland is Senior Managing Director of Gresham Investment Management LLC, a member of the firm’s Investment Risk Management Committee, and the creator of several of the firm’s investment programs representing $5+ Billion in assets under management. He advises public and corporate pension funds, supranationals, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and endowments on their investments and is involved in helping guide all aspects of Gresham’s business around the world. Prior to joining Gresham, Mr. Berland was a Vice President at Jefferies Group, Inc., and prior to that Mr. Berland was a Director at American Express Co. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Candice (Graham) Lucas, Director of Commodity Products at CME Group


Timur Gok, Regional Director of PRMIA Chicago

Joan Rockey, Chicago CAIA Chapter Head; and CFO, Castleark Management L.L.C.

Date: Thursday September 11, 2014

Time: 5pm to 5:30pm registration; 5:30pm to 6:30pm panel discussion

Venue: CME Group, Executive Conference Center 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

A cocktail reception will follow the panel discussion

For more information and registration click here

This event is sponsored by the CME Group and PRMIA in association with CAIA.

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